Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson Refutes Cancer Rumors

In a Twitter statement, the singer denies recent throat cancer rumors

by CNN, January 7, 2016

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson

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Janet Jackson said in a statement Wednesday that she does not have cancer after rumors swirled online about her health on the heels of the singer canceling several concert dates due to illness.

“The rumors are untrue. I do not have cancer. I am recovering,” Jackson said in a video released on Twitter, captioned “From my lips…” and set to her song “The Great Forever.”

“Thank you for your prayers and love.”

The singer announced in December that she would postpone several 2016 dates on her Unbreakable world tour, telling fans in a Twitter note that she had been advised to have surgery.

“I need you to know, I learned today, from my doctors that I must have surgery soon,” she wrote. “It breaks my heart to tell you that I am forced to postpone the Unbreakable Tour until the spring.”

Jackson didn’t elaborate on her condition at the time, saying, “There will be no further comment.”

For more, read CNN.

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